Scenes From Nationwide’s PrimeTime Show twice_admin ⋅ Published: March 14, 2014 Nationwide drew in excess of 4,300 attendees from more than 1,300 member and vendor companies to its PrimeTime show at The Venetian and Sands complex in Las Vegas this month. Nationwide’s private-label “I America” furniture line provides dealers with a differentiated program and easy entrée into bedding, upholstery and case goods. Whirlpool donated $10,000 to Habitat For Humanity on behalf of Deranleau’s, a Nationwide Core dealer, for demonstrating social responsibility and sustainability at the local level. Attending the announcement were, from left, Nationwide’s Dave Bilas and Jeff Knock; Ron Freeman of Deranleau’s; and Whirlpool’s Sam Abdelnour and Tom Arent. Nationwide’s NeXt Gen initiative encourages networking among the industry’s next wave of dealers and vendor managers. At PrimeTime, the group gathered for an opening night soiree at The Palazzo’s Lavo nightclub. CE and appliance dealers are supplementing their businesses with bedding and motion furniture. Here, an attendee demos an Inada massage chair. Nationwide is offering CE dealers alternative categories including unlocked cellphones and accessories from L2, led by ArchBrook Laguna veterans Phil Schoch, left, and Joel Blank. Nationwide described outdoor furniture as “an exploding category.” Jetson principals John and Cathy Jetson celebrate their chain’s 40th anniversary with Nationwide’s Jeff Knock. DSI’s Jerry Satoren anticipates “a perfect storm” of sales opportunities in the back half of 2014 as Ultra HD prices come down and TV inventory returns. Cantrex members Jacky (left) and Fernand (right) Lelievre flank Jessyka Audet of Audet TV in Quebec BSH brand marketing director Zach Elkin demos Bosch’s new line of Benchmark wall ovens. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.